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Bone Mountain Eliot Pattison

Bone Mountain By Eliot Pattison

Bone Mountain by Eliot Pattison


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Summary

Shan Tao Yan joins a group of reverent Tibetans returning a sacred artefact to its home. But this pilgrimmage turns into a desperate flight through the Tibetan wilderness as the outlawed monk who guides them is murdered and Sham discovers that the artefact has been stolen from the Chinese army.

Bone Mountain Summary

Bone Mountain by Eliot Pattison

Which will come first: enlightenment or death? When disgraced former inspector, Shan Tao Yun joins a group of reverent Tibetans returning a sacred artefact to its home, it seems he has at last found the peace he has struggled for since leaving prison. What starts as a spiritual pilgrimage, however, quickly turns into a desperate flight through the Tibetan wilderness as the outlawed monk who guides them is murdered and Sham discovers that the artefact has recently been stolen from the Chinese army. But why is the army so desperate to find the artefact entrusted to Shan? Why is an aged medicine lama being stalked by government agents? Why has an American woman, a geologist for an oil company, abandoned the project and fled into the mountains? Shan discovers not answers, but only new mysteries as he is drawn to such unexpected places as the raucous headquarters base of the Western oil venture and a monastery that seems more attuned to the teachings of the party than those of Buddha. And the further he travels into the mountains, the more Shan realises that what is at stake is not only justice but the spiritual survival of those who have joined his strange quest. At the heart of Pattison's powerful tale is a story of a brave, oppressed people who have learned to endure by drawing strength from their land and their rich spiritual traditions.

Bone Mountain Reviews

This is the author's third novel featuring former Beijing investigator Shan Tao Yun; the previous two were The Skull Mantra and Water Touching Stone. Shan joins a group of Tibetans returning a sacred artefact to its home. Almost at once the group is threatened with violence and the outlawed monk who leads them through the wild land of Tibet is killed. Shan learns that the artefact has in fact been stolen from the Chinese army. Their journey into the mountains takes them to the base of a Western oil venture and a monastery that appears to be more in line with the teachings of the party than with those of Buddha. It is a powerful tale told with gusto about oppressed people who never give up. It all makes a riveting story which holds one right from the beginning; a thriller of real quality.

About Eliot Pattison

Eliot Pattison's numerous books and articles on international policy issues have been published on three continents. He is a world traveller and frequent visitor to China. The Skull Mantra, his first work of fiction, won him the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America. Bone Mountain is Pattison's third novel featuring former Beijing Investigator, Shan Tao Yun.

Additional information

GOR002012121
9780712673808
0712673806
Bone Mountain by Eliot Pattison
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
20030102
432
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